"In some mystical states, the world of duality breaks into non-duality (as in a satori) so that there is no difference between what happens to you and what you do. The line between voluntary and involuntary disappears. Is everything voluntary? Or is everything involuntary: there is no “I” and no will. In Taoism, these two are merely two views of seeing the same truth: there is no ruler and nothing ruled. What goes on simply happens of itself (tzu -jan), without push or pull, since every push is also a pull. This is, again, the principle of “mutual arising”. As the universe produces our consciousness, our consciousness evokes the universe. The principle of causality is a lame way of connecting the various stages of an event, but the sequence of events is just one event. The single event is the universe itself, li, is the rationale of the world."